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      Tromeo & Juliet

      Released Feb 28, 1996 2 hr. 17 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 61% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A New York filmmaker (Will Keenan) loves the daughter (Jane Jensen) of a former partner, who stole his art-film business. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Audience Member i found this on a "weird movie" list & was intrigued - i got what i wanted, i guess, haha. i actually almost turned it off only about 5-10 minutes or so into it; it started out rough. but i kept watching & somehow i ended up getting quite into it towards the end, haha. it's hilariously awful & I'm embarrassed for Sean Gunn that this is listed in his imdb. but i'm honestly impressed with how they managed to change but also stick to the original storyline. i would never recommend this to anyone i like & quite frankly i'm surprised it didn't give me nightmares, but i'm also not sad i watched it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member "A word with me? How about a word for me? Or better yet, how about a word for you? Let's see, a word for Tyrone Capulet. Boofball. D**kbag. Peon. Freak. C**ksucker. S**thead, ratcatcher, geek. Loser, anus, fruitcake, lunk, fiddlef**ker, dweeb, feeb. C**t. Assf**k; ah, that one's close to the mark. How 'bout guinea, schmuck, or p**syfart?" 👩‍❤️‍👨 Someone tell Baz Luhrmann to step aside, the Troma team are careening through Shakespeare in the 1990s, and with no-holds Bard! This transgressive toilet humour take on the tragic star-crossed lovers is tasteless, obscene and unabashedly schlock, making for a hilarious and absurd 107 minutes, thanks in no small part to its pitch-perfect screenplay that never shies from a crude joke. Rediscovered by contemporary audiences as it marks the first feature for associate director James Gunn, working alongside the titan of trash Lloyd Kaufman, the movie plays fast and loose with its famous source material, pawning 16th century Verona for modern-day Manhattan, iambic pentameter for far more colourful language and the play's chorus for a gruff and tough Lemmy. Leading players Will Keenan and Jane Jensen deliver surprisingly sincere performances as the titular couple, the supporting cast are better than they have any right to be and keep an eye out for a future Marvel Cinematic Universe spacefarer in the film's first act. A psychotronic production if there ever were one, this feast of guilty pleasures is rounded out by an underground punk rock and metal soundtrack, revised ending and softcore sex, and it "totally sucks!" 6/10 incestuous mutant children. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Girişteki Lemmy (Motörhead) bile kurtaramaz. Shakespeare mezarında iki defa ters dönmüştür. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member There's weird for the sake of being entertaining and then there's weird simply for the sake of being weird. Unfortunately, "Tromeo and Juliet" falls under the latter half of that statement. I've been a fan of Troma films for a long time. From "Bloodsucking Freaks" to "Class of Nuke 'em High," I've been impressed by their resistance to both normalcy and complacency. I love the fact that they have pushed every envelope set before them. They were one of the best cult motion picture makers of their age. However, by the time the mid-Nineties rolled around, they were starting to wear a bit thin. Some of the girls are cute, some of the jokes are uproarious, and some of the film is enjoyable. It was a stroke of genius to hire metal god Lemmy Kilmister as the film's narrator and both Will Keenan and Sean Gunn are two of the best actors featured in a Troma production during the decade. The idea of warping one of Shakespeare's finest plays to fit the Troma mold is another winner. Sadly, the promise just doesn't live up to the premise. Too often I found myself sighing, wondering when the film was going to end. The ribald humor that actually worked arrived fewer and farther between as the movie wore on. The climax felt like a mishmash of good concepts crammed together to form a finished picture that was significantly less than the sum of its parts. I hate to say it, but by 1996, Troma's best days were behind them. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review j t Fun film adaptation of Shakespearre done Troma-style. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member If Shakespeare were alive and working today, I don't know that his work would be all that dissimilar from this. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 24, 2005 Full Review Brian Mckay eFilmCritic.com it's crude, it's crass - and it's pretty damn funny. And most surprising of all, the acting isn't too bad. The liberties taken with the story will no doubt be appalling to purists. Rated: 4/5 Apr 1, 2003 Full Review Luke Y. Thompson New Times Totally, disgustingly hilarious. Head and shoulders above almost every other Troma movie. Rated: 5/5 Nov 7, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A New York filmmaker (Will Keenan) loves the daughter (Jane Jensen) of a former partner, who stole his art-film business.
      Director
      Lloyd Kaufman, James Gunn
      Executive Producer
      James Gunn
      Screenwriter
      James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufman
      Distributor
      Troma Films
      Production Co
      Troma Entertainment Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 28, 1996, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 28, 2016
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